To deny the terrorist his virgins in heaven. In the new cell phone video medics are trying to resuscitate the terrorist while a resident gets close enough to place a piece of meat on the body telling the terrorist sarcastically to enjoy it.
The practice is not new. The Front Page article cites several previous such incidents and displays this clip of of a film showing the practice and the effect it had on morale.
Neither Front Page nor YouTube uploader name the movie. Reliably, a commenter on YouTube does, stating simply, "The Real Glory 1939."
A subsequent commenter remarks, "Nonsense. Pershing never did any such thing."